Reggae and dancehall music from Jamaica have a global following yet soca from Trinidad and Tobago is still relatively niche. Why is that?
On this week’s episode of Trini Trent TV, propose several theories regarding why the genre, which is one of the dominant sounds in the Caribbean, has thus far remained on the underground in North America and in the UK.
However, the real point to ponder is what exactly will happen when soca takes off internationally?
Will it become yet another appropriated art form that has lost all connection to Trinbagonian culture and heritage? Will it be white-washed as it was by Meghan Trainor?
So many questions to be addressed. Good thing we have good old fashioned YouTube to help us figure things out.